Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summary Media Release

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Incident Date: 7/30/09
Incident Time 6:32 p.m.
Incident Type: Kitchen Fire
Incident Location: 5052 34th St NE

Incident Date: 7/30/09
Incident Time: 6:38 p.m.
Issuing Office: Joe Meinecke
Incident Type: Apartment Fire
Incident Location: 3931 Mason Loop Rd, Tacoma WA

Incident Date: 7/30/09
Incident Time: 6:39 p.m.
Issuing Officer: Dan Crotty
Incident Type: Residential Structure Fire
Incident Location: 1904 N. Proctor

Narrative: On Thursday July 30, 2009, Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) resources were stretched thin as we responded to three reported structure fires in approximately 10 minutes this evening.

The first fire was a reported kitchen fire, with the initial arriving companies extinguishing the minor cooking fire.

The second reported fire was an apartment fire at 3931 Mason Loop Rd. Initial arriving companies found fire showing from the upper corner unit of this 4 unit building and initiated an interior attack and search and rescue.

Approximately 29 firefighters fought the fire and protected adjacent apartment units. There were no injuries to report to occupants or firefighters. Red Cross is providing disaster relocation assistance to two displaced tenants.

Fire Type: Structure Fire
Fire Cause: Undetermined
Damages: Approximately 1850 sq ft to upper units
Dollar Loss: Approximately $230,000

Thirdly, TFD responded to a reported residential house fire. The first arriving unit found a fully involved two story residential structure with the fire threatening additional structures. Approximately 25 firefighters battled the blaze and protected the adjacent house and garage. No injuries were reported.

Fire Type: Residential Structure Fire
Fire Cause: Overheated Barbeque Grill
Damages: Significant damage to house and detached garage
Dollar Loss: Approximately $485,000